CFMoto 650NK, 650MT, 650GT India Launch In July
With these three motorcycles, CFMoto will have one bike each in the 650cc naked, adventure tourer and sports tourer segments
Update: We have ridden the CFMoto 650NK. Check out the comprehensive road test review here.
[UPDATE: CFMoto has made its India debut with the launch of four products: 300NK, 650NK, 650MT & 650GT. Head here for the pricing and other details. They will also unveil three new bikes at 2020 Auto Expo. Head here for more details]
- The 650cc series is likely to be priced between Rs 5 lakh to 6 lakh.
- These motorcycles will be powered by the same 649.3cc liquid-cooled engine.
- Will go up primarily against Kawasaki’s 650cc range, the Z650, Versys 650 and the Ninja 650.
CFMoto is all set to launch four motorcycles, the 300NK, the 650MT, 650NK and the 650GT, in India next month. These mid-capacity 650cc motorcycles will share the same platform, but will offer three different body styles - naked, adventure tourer and a sports tourer. In a way, this is similar to Kawasaki’s 650cc lineup, which consists of the Z650, Versys 650 and the Ninja 650.
CFMoto has tied up with AMW Motorcycles for its India operations. The company has already set up a manufacturing plant in Bengaluru, which has a capacity of churning out 10,000 units annually.
These motorcycles will be brought to our shores via the CKD route. We expect them to cost a bit lesser than the competition. While the 650NK is likely to be priced at Rs 5 lakh, the 650MT and the 650GT could retail for Rs 6 lakh and Rs 5.5 lakh, respectively (all prices ex-showroom). Just to put things into perspective, Kawasaki’s 650cc range is priced from Rs 5.69 lakh to Rs 6.69 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
Speaking of the motorcycles, while the 650NK and the 650MT have been spotted in India a few months back, the 650GT was spotted just last month. Also, India will be amongst the first international markets where the company will launch the 650GT. The trio will share the same 649.3cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor between them. However, each engine will have a different state of tune to match the respective bike’s character. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox on all motorcycles.
While the braking hardware will also be shared (dual disc up front and a single disc at the rear), the suspension setup is different on the three bikes. The 650GT and the 650NK feature conventional fork and a single shock preload adjustable rear monoshock, whereas the adventure tourer gets USD fork at the front and a monoshock unit at the back. In terms of equipment, the motorcycles get LED lights all-around, a fully digital instrument cluster and dual-channel ABS.